• Kinetics and mechanism of thermal decomposition of tetramethylammonium nitrate

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      Thermal decomposition; tetramethylammonium nitrate

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      The mechanism of thermal decomposition of tetramethylammonium nitrate has been investigated by thermogravimetry and mass spectrometry. The activation energy for the decomposition has been determined by isothermal decomposition technique using thermogravimetry and by monitoring mass spectrometrically the formation of trimethylamine. The activation energies determined in both the cases compare well, suggesting that the decomposition proceeds via dissociation of tetramethylammonium nitrate into trimethylamine and methylnitrate.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S R Jain1 M V Rao1 V R Pai Verneker2

      1. Department of Aeronautics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012
      2. Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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